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post #1 of 7 Old 11-21-2010, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Electric Rope question

I have decided to go with the rope fencing and my question is if I build a pasture then decide later on I want to add to the size of the pasture, is there a way to say cut the rope at say one corner, then go about where I am going to extend it at and when I come back to the spot that it was cut at, is there a way to rejoin the wire or tie in somehow to get a connection?


Also, I want to plant some grass and I want to know is it possible that the grass will grow if there are some oak leaves present? In the are mainly where there are no trees, the wind has blown some leaves over the pasture area. I have raked and burned some off but not sure I will rake and burn the whole thing and anyway by the time I get it all cleaned off and want to plant, there might be more leaves there.
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well all of my 4 horses are in a paddock with barb wire, but plane wire on the top rail, but we have fenced off another 50 acres with electric fencing so then they would have 200 acres and we had to cut the electric fence, because one of our horses got freaked out and we just had to cut it as he is only young and a little silly but then we just re-tied it and the fence still works

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They sell splicing hardware to clamp together the ends of the electric rope. I think they're only a dollar or two. They should have them at wherever you buy fencing supplies.

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^^Ditto on the splicers. Just tying a knot in it usually doesn't give a good enough connection for the end farther from the charger to get juice. Can't offer any advice on the grass though.

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Also, I want to plant some grass and I want to know is it possible that the grass will grow if there are some oak leaves present? In the are mainly where there are no trees, the wind has blown some leaves over the pasture area. I have raked and burned some off but not sure I will rake and burn the whole thing and anyway by the time I get it all cleaned off and want to plant, there might be more leaves there.
As long as the leaves aren't thick and wet (like a leaf carpet) the grass will grow. Rather than raking and burning, I find it easier and quicker to just mow over them to mulch them up a bit.

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As long as the leaves aren't thick and wet (like a leaf carpet) the grass will grow. Rather than raking and burning, I find it easier and quicker to just mow over them to mulch them up a bit.
theres is some pine straw over there as well too though so I need to rake them up and burn em. Have already raked some up already.When I go to plant some grass I will probably just take the rake and over certain spots just rake a little divit in the ground and throw the seeds then water. I doubt I will get someone to plow it . I will just take my time and do it as the area already has some field grass though it is the winter grass now. I will just throw some seeds in diff areas of it and the rest will catch . It will for the most part be pretty evenly spread though.
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The quickest way to splice rope is to simply cut back the plastic strands an inch or so on both ends and then twist the wire stands together. I have a method but it would be too hard to explain. Just keep at it and you'll find the twist that works best for you. I have all electric and change and add fields often for rotation so purchasing hardware would get to costly with all the repairs I need to do.
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